Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola finally made himself known last week with his second touchdown of the season. If he is going to begin a scoring streak, he will have his work cut out for him in Week 15, with the Dolphins on the schedule Sunday.
The Dolphins have been one of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's favorite opponents throughout his career, but that wasn't the case earlier this season. Brady struggled mightily while eking out a win in Week 8, and will have to face Miami's solid pass defense yet again in Week 15.
The Patriots backfield situation has been nearly impossible for Fantasy owners to sort out, but there has been one recent constant. Since his return from a wrist injury, Shane Vereen has touched the ball at least 15 times in three of four games. That is a trend that should continue in Week 15, with the Dolphins on the schedule Sunday.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Monday it looks "less likely" defensive lineman Armond Armstead, who has been on the NFI list all season, will begin practicing Week 11, which is the deadline for Armstead to begin practicing or be ruled out for the season.
Bills rookie middle linebacker Kiko Alonso was limited in Thursday practice with a knee ailment, but Doug Marrone said he will be listed as probable in the Friday injury report. He is expected to play Sunday at Jacksonville.